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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Headache (Definition)

The medical term is cephalalgia. It is a feeling of pain that can occur on either both sides or just one side of the head or neck. Headaches can be sharp, dull, or throbbing, and can radiate to different areas of the head. They typically last less than an hour but can ...Read more


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The right side of my head hurts (normal migraine for me), but now the right side of my body is tingling. Just part of migraine, or do I call my dr.?

The right side of my head hurts (normal migraine for me), but now the right side of my body is tingling. Just part of migraine, or do I call my dr.?

Migraine: Is a serious and complex neurologic disorder. Headache, vertigo, visual disturbances nausea, sensitivity to light or sound, paresthesias and even chest pain may be present during the episodes. If there is a neurologic weakness, the appointment with a neurologist is warranted. Rec. See a neurologist evaluation, management and proper management. ...Read more

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Can tmj cause difficulty swallowing ear pain headache pain at base of head like where the little nubs as i call them stick out on one side espically when ear starts to hurt?

Can tmj cause difficulty swallowing ear pain headache pain at base of head like where the little nubs as i call them stick out 
 on one side espically when ear starts to hurt?

Rule out ear problem: Ruling out ear infection is especially important so that the possibility of hearing loss can be avoided. Also it is important that your physician rule out the possibility of infection the ear first before making the assumption that the problem is related to TMJ. See your PCP. ...Read more

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Head hurts when my mom bends down always doctor says she has migraines for a year but now when she sits down her head hurts when she bends down or si?

Head hurts when my mom  bends down always doctor says she has migraines for a year but now when she sits down her head hurts when she bends down or si?

Blood pressure: Nora, migraines don't come on when you bend your head down, although if she is already hurting it could make them worse. She needs to be SURE her blood pressure is normal, and even if it is, if the headache comes on when sitting and bending down or straining in the bathroom, she needs to be evaluated for another cause. Go to drugstore and take BP in sitting and bending down and record the result ...Read more

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Endoscopic surgery 5 days ago. I have dull sinus headache and significant pain behind my left eye. Should i call doctor?

Endoscopic surgery 5 days ago. I have dull sinus headache and significant pain behind my left eye. Should i call doctor?

Yes- call: If you are having significant pain after surgery, always call your surgeon. Generally sinus surgery can cause some mild headache but i wouldn't expect severe pain. ...Read more

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Outer ear infection severe pain severe headache using prescription ear drops Could I clean it out with peroxide or go to ER? or call on call Doctor

Outer ear infection severe pain severe headache using prescription ear drops   Could I clean it out with peroxide or go to ER? or call on call Doctor

No peroxide!: DON'T use peroxide;it would make the pain worse. If you've already been examined and diagnosed with an ear canal infection and you're using antibiotic ear drops without relief,call the on call Dr. or go to the ER; you may need a prescription for an antibiotic to take by mouth, and possibly even an ear wick (a small strip that is put in the ear canal to help get the antibiotic drops in deeper). ...Read more

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My mom head hurts when she sits down ,or bends down so she sits slowly while her head is hurting,Doctor said its a migraine what could it be ?

My mom head hurts when she sits down ,or bends down so she sits slowly while her head is hurting,Doctor said its a migraine what could it be 
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May Need more eval: If doc has seen her already and ruled out dangerous conditions then maybe just migraine but typically migraine gets worse with movement not with sitting down. Therefore may need further evaluation including possibly MRI brain / cervical spine to look for potential causes and rule out any potentially dangerous conditions. ...Read more

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Four nivhts now. Whenever i lay down my head hurts. One side of my nose is completely blockef, no matter what i do. Pain getting worse. What is it?

Four nivhts now. Whenever i lay down my head hurts. One side of my nose is completely blockef, no matter what i do. Pain getting worse.  What is it?

?sinus: Could be a sinus problem; when your sinuses are blocked changes in position can cause pain like leaning over to tie your shoes. If your nose is blocked you might have obstrucion of your sinus which can lead to sinus infection. Sometimes sinus rinses like neti pots can help flush open your nose and sinuses as well, you can try sudafed if you don't have high blood pressure or any heart condition. ...Read more

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It's been 3 days now since i have a fever, I'm having headaches and every time i stand or sit from lying down i feel dizzy and pains my head, why? what should i do?

It's been 3 days now since i have a fever, I'm having headaches and every time i stand or sit from lying down i feel dizzy and pains my head, why? what should i do?

Illness: If you are getting dizzy every time you it or stand from lying down that is likely orthostatic hypotension. Please insure that you hydrate more with liquids (especially water). Avoid coffee, tea, sodas or alcohol. You may be dehydrated. If you have a high fever or the worst headache of your life - then please seek urgent care. Hope you feel better soon. ...Read more

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My mom head hurts when she sits down or bends down.doctor said she has migraines.what could it be high blood pressure ?

My mom head hurts when she sits down or bends down.doctor said she has migraines.what could it be high blood pressure ?

Further evaluation: If her head hurts ONLY when she is in certain position, that is not a migraine and deserves further evaluation. Certainly, elevated blood pressure can create positional headaches but if these are fairly new symptoms, again, she should seek further evaluation. ...Read more

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When isit up my heart beats faster and my head hurts until I sit down again I was born with alcohal infant syndrome ?

When isit up my heart beats faster and my head hurts until I sit down again   I was born with alcohal infant syndrome   ?

Alcolic Infant : Manifestation is not related to kids born of alcoholic mother.It could be postural, or related to your nervous sys. Tension can bring about rapid heart rate and headache. ...Read more

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Night before last I started vomiting and couldn't keep anything down until today now the left side of my head hurts when I cough or sneeze what is it?

Night before last I started vomiting and couldn't keep anything down until today now the left side of my head hurts when I cough or sneeze what is it?

Cough, headache: Unexplained vomiting with headache and cough are significant symptoms that require medical attention. Perhaps you had a fall and hit your head? Call your doctor to make an appointment for an examination to se e what the problem is . There are many possibilities. ...Read more

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My husbands ear squeaked and popped in the pool earlier today, he's been suffering a bad headache and now when he lays down it hurts real real bad.

My husbands ear squeaked and popped in the pool earlier today, he's been suffering a bad headache and now when he lays down it hurts real real bad.

He needs: an exam. Generally pressures in a typical pool are not high enough to damage ear drums but the symptoms you describe are worrisome and warrant examination. ...Read more

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Is there such thing as a super cold? I cough all night, my head hurts and now my eyes are affected-very watery and crusted over in the morning.

Is there such thing as a super cold? I cough all night, my head hurts and now my eyes are affected-very watery and crusted over in the morning.

Conjunctivitis: Most probably you have conjunctivits, which is a viral infection affecting your eyes. Having a cold or flu means your body has a virus and your eyes can get it, too. In mild cases it will run its course and no medication is needed. Try artifical tears over the counter and cool compresses to make the symptoms less bothersome. Severe cases might need treatment of an antibiotic or anti-inflammatory. ...Read more

Spinning (Definition)

Dizziness & ...Read more